Restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 to change as of 1 August
The restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus will be lifted as planned on 1 August 2020. The Government and the authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will make new decisions as needed.
Regional State Administrative Agency press release on the restrictions on gatherings (in Finnish)
Remote work recommendation moving towards the normalisation of the situation (in Finnish)
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health press release on the COVID-19 situation
Annika Saarikko returns to the post of Minister of Science and Culture
On 6 August, the presidential session starting at 13.30 will make a decision on the change of the Minister of Science and Culture. Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen will tender her resignation from her ministerial duties. She will be replaced by Member of Parliament Annika Saarikko, Master of Arts, who in August 2019 tendered her resignation from the duties of the Minister of Science and Culture due to family reasons.
European Council reaches agreement on EU recovery package
On Tuesday 21 July at its special meeting in Brussels, the European Council reached an agreement on the EU recovery package. The solution will boost the reactivation of the Member States' economies and support Europe's recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The recovery package includes the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021–2027 and a recovery instrument called Next Generation EU, or NGEU. Finland was represented at the meeting by Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Government "Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society" was submitted to Parliament in the form of a Government statement on 10 December 2019.
Information about Brexit
We have grouped together information about Brexit and the future EU-UK relationship. These pages offer information, for example, on the negotiation process and the withdrawal agreement and on how UK and Finnish citizens and businesses should prepare for a withdrawal without an agreement.
Suomi.fiThe Suomi.fi Web service offers public administration customers a single point of access to services and to the customer's own information and electronic messages.
Finland forwardWe are inviting everyone to participate in a communications effort aiming to strengthen people’s confidence in their ability to manage their lives and promote trust in institutions and communities.
ThisisFinlandThe renewed thisisFINLAND website, the country brand’s main communications channel, tells about Finland’s strengths, Finnish culture and the Finnish people in seven languages.
Team FinlandTeam Finland network provides businesses with a smooth service chain, ranging from advice services to funding. The network offers tailor-made service packages for companies' internationalisation needs based on the services provided by the network actors.
Public Service InfoPublic Service Info directs you to the right service, provides support for e-services, and answers general questions about public services.
The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.
Government in office
On 10 December 2019, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government, which is Finland’s 76th government. Marin’s Government is formed by the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People's Party of Finland. The Government has 19 ministers.
It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.